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Read More. Rimming the central area is Kivukoni Front, with a bustling fish market where dhows dock at dawn to offload the night's catch. Excellent craft markets and restaurants abound, and nearby sandy beaches and islands beckon. Read Less. Get picked up from your Dar Es Salaam hotel between am and 6am. Begin your drive to the ferry and hop on the boat departing to Zanzibar come 7am. Anticipate an arrival on the island around 9am. Take a tour around the island, swimming and sunbathing along the way. Enjoy your time for approximately 2-hours before returning to Stone Town.
However, as of , it remains a focus of central government bureaucracy, although this is in the process of fully moving to Dodoma. It is Tanzania's most prominent city in arts, fashion, media, music, film and television, and is a leading financial centre. The city is the leading arrival and departure point for most tourists who visit Tanzania, including the national parks for safaris and the islands of Unguja and Pemba. Dar es Salaam is also the largest and most populous Swahili -speaking city in the world. It is the capital of the co-extensive Dar es Salaam Region , which is one of Tanzania's 31 administrative regions and consists of five districts : Kinondoni in the north, Ilala in the centre, Ubungo and Temeke in the south and Kigamboni in the east across the Kurasini creek. The region had a population of 4,, as of the official census. In the 19th century, Mzizima Swahili for "healthy town" was a coastal fishing village on the periphery of Indian Ocean trade routes.